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verecund

[ver-i-kuhnd] /ˈvɛr ɪˌkʌnd/
adjective, Archaic.
1.
bashful; modest.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; < Latin verēcundus, equivalent to verē() to fear + -cundus adj. suffix
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verecund

/ˈvɛrɪˌkʌnd/
adjective
1.
(rare) shy or modest
Word Origin
C16: from Latin verēcundus diffident, from verērī to fear
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